Rodent Models Breeding Core Technician I
Company: University of Florida
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Animal Care Technician I
Provides basic breeding services to a variety of rodents being
used for biomedical research. Performs duties from a weekly
technical work list prepared by colony managers or higher team
member which includes setting up breeding cages using a variety of
different mating schemes, tail snip collection following
established mouse identification procedures, observivng and
reporting animals for signs of illness, injury, and physical and
behavioral changes. Restrains and handles animals for treatment.
Maintain detailed animal records. Identifies incoming animals and
houses them according to specific requirements. Packs outgoing
animal shipments according to specific specifications.
Rodent Models Breeding Core Database maintenance. Create Cage
Cards for mating cages, wean cages, incoming orders and outgoing
shipments. Sanititizes surgical and technical equipment, creates
packs and ensures sterilization. Ensures the sterile packs in rooms
are in date and replaced as needed. Performs euthanasia using
carbon dioxide with cervical dislocation as a secondary method.
Performs decapitation of newborn rodents after euthanasia with
carbon dioxide. Prepares special diets and medications.
Assisting Senior Technicians with Rodent Colony Management,
attending meetings with Investigators and research staff, working
with and understanding Punnett Squares, and other more technical or
managerial work as designated by the Transgenic Breeding Colony
Supervisors and Managers.
Required to keep up to date on required training and SOP's in
Policy Manger and input their time worked using facility computers
or assigned equipment during normal working hours. Ensure that
Leave Request, OT, Weekend requests are submitted timely to area
supervisor/manager via Time Clock Plus.
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